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Hate Crimes in Montana

How is a hate crime reported?
A hate crime is reported to the State Uniform Crime Reporting/National Incident-Based Reporting System repository using a specific data element within the incident-based reports called ‘bias motivation’.  This data element indicates whether the offense was bias motivated indicating a hate crime, such as anti-black, anti-religion, etc.  The bias motivation accepts thirty-four different values.  Each value indicates a specific bias.  Furthermore those values can be categorized into these six categories:  (1) Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry, (2) Religion, (3) Sexual Orientation, (4) Disability, (5) Gender, and (6) Gender Identity. The seventh (7) category is None indicating there was no bias present in the commission of the offense and Unknown indicating the bias has not been determined.   
  



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